LSPI and other organizations join American Energy Alliance in opposing the biofuel bailout

LSPI and other organizations join American Energy Alliance in opposing the biofuel bailout

May 20, 2020 The Honorable Donald J. TrumpPresident of the United StatesThe White House1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NWWashington, DC 20500 Dear Mr. President: Thank you for your leadership in this most challenging time. As you take steps to restore the economy, we write to express our concern about a misguided policy response being pushed from some quarters. Tariffs on imported oil…

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Elizabeth Warren and AOC Get Everything Wrong About M&A

Elizabeth Warren and AOC Get Everything Wrong About M&A

Arthur Schopenhauer once quipped that if it were constantly repeated with great solemnity, nothing was too absurd for people to believe. After reading the preliminary Pandemic Anti-Monopoly Act from Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, I find myself more seriously contemplating absurdity. This proposal is a study in Schopenhauer’s point: though couched in great solemnity, both the act itself and the…

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Acton: How Private Institutions like the Church can respond to the Coronavirus pandemic

Acton: How Private Institutions like the Church can respond to the Coronavirus pandemic

If you had you asked someone on New Year’s Day of 2020 what they envisioned the year ahead might look like, few would’ve imagined that the first few months would be spent canceling trips, events, and academic semesters. Families and college students hadn’t planned to spend their spring break in quarantine. Most businesses didn’t enter the year in fear of…

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Real Clear Markets: Americans Must Be Allowed to Safely Get Back to Work

Real Clear Markets: Americans Must Be Allowed to Safely Get Back to Work

Make “Safety” not “Essential Services” the Test Ravaged by COVID-19, the American economy is on the precipice of economic free fall. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard has forecasted a 30% U.S. unemployment in the second quarter and a possible GDP plunge of 50%. Goldman Sachs has made similar warnings about our economic trajectory. American businesses are not merely struggling with…

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Free The People: FDA Approval Process for New Drugs is a Death Sentence for Americans

Free The People: FDA Approval Process for New Drugs is a Death Sentence for Americans

Over the past four decades, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been approving new prescription drugs faster. That’s a great thing, since quicker approvals give terminally-ill patients faster access to potentially life-saving treatments. Of course, some critics aren’t happy, and it’s leading them to wonder if the FDA needs to slow “its drug approval roll.” But slowing down the approval process by bolstering…

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Book Recommendations from 2019

Book Recommendations from 2019

As 2019 is ending, we asked a few of our colleagues to share a bit about their favorite books they read this year. We hope that one or maybe even a few of the books will make your reading list for 2020. Lindsay Marie – Policy Analyst, Criminal Justice Prisoners of Politics By: Rachel Elise Barkow At the current pace…

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Fee: “Common Good Capitalism” Is No Substitute for Free Enterprise

Fee: “Common Good Capitalism” Is No Substitute for Free Enterprise

The notion that, left unguided, without any sort of of policy involvement, the market will solve our problems will not restore a balance between the obligations and rights of the private sector and working Americans. —Senator Marco Rubio, Nov. 5, 2019 Senator Marco Rubio and his common good capitalism advocates may mean well. But as Milton Friedman tells us, we don’t judge…

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